Backsliding is a term that I had seen while researching and wanted to know more about what it was and how or if you could recover from it. Backsliding happens when a person of the Christian faith turns their back on God and the faith. Almost every Christian has or will experience backsliding. As Christians grow in their faith they are asked to do more and more is expected of them. Sometimes this is too much for a person and they feel as though they cannot do what is asked and they start to backslide. The stress can cause some to smoke, drink, and do other things that they know that God
According to anthropologists John Monaghan and Peter Just, "Many of the great world religions appear to have begun as revitalization movements of some sort, as the vision of a charismatic prophet fires the imaginations of people seeking a more comprehensive answer to their problems than they feel is provided by everyday beliefs. Charismatic individuals have emerged at many times and places in the world. It seems that the key to long-term success – and many movements come and go with little long-term effect – has relatively little to do with the prophets, who appear with surprising regularity, but more to do with the development of a group of supporters who are able to institutionalize the movement."